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TitleThe Gown
AuthorJennifer Robson
ISBN0062674951
ImprintJennifer Robson Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatPaperback
Pages400

Description

From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century Queen Elizabeth s wedding gown and the fascinating women who made it Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth s forthcoming weddingLondon, 1947 Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation s recent victory Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once in a lifetime honor taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth s wedding gown.Toronto, 2016 More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before And what was her Nan s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created Balancing behind the scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

Reviews

Erin

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

I won The Gown in a Goodreads giveaway 4.5 StarsI m going to be perfectly honest with you The Gown is a great book and I loved it for its entertainment value Its a beautifully written story and the characters are so alive that they just suck you in.But I also loved this book because it was my first ... (Sign in to see more)


Kate Quinn

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

I had a chance to read this for a cover quote, and devoured it My quote Jennifer Robson embroiders life, friendship, and hope into the somber gray world of post war London every bit as skillfully as her seamstress heroines embroider crystal flowers into the folds of a royal wedding dress Miriam and ... (Sign in to see more)


Tammy

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson was written a beautiful story of the ladies that created Queen Elizabeth s wedding gown I have always been fascinated by the monarchy and loved reading The Gown The story is told from three viewpoints In 1947, Ann and Miriam are young embroiderers and have been chosen to work on Quee... (Sign in to see more)


Chanel Cleeton

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

A moving story of life after the end of World War II centered on the women behind the scenes of the joyous occasion of Queen Elizabeth s wedding A celebration of strength, resilience, and friendship, The Gown transports readers as Robson offers a richly detailed and meticulously researched glimpse o... (Sign in to see more)


Sharlene

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

Truly a beautiful, moving story of the women that worked on Queen Elizabeth s wedding gown.The story focuses on 3 young women, two in the 40s that are working on the gown, Ann and Miriam and one in present time, Heather who is Ann s granddaughter.I found the book hard to put down and very immersive ... (Sign in to see more)


Meagan

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

I LOVED this book I couldn t put it down and read it in one day I don t know if it is because I am a big Royal watcher, or because Harry and Meghan s wedding happened earlier this year, or because I have been lucky enough to hear Jennifer Robson talk about this book twice this year, but I felt like ... (Sign in to see more)


Eden Church | The Required Reading List

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

To read THE GOWN is to be transported back in time Robson s new book is so rich with detail, the 21st century seemed like a distant memory Jennifer Robson s best book yet, at once utterly transporting and profoundly relatable, THE GOWN tells the story of Ann, Miriam, and Heather, three women separat... (Sign in to see more)


Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

To be reviewed over at Fresh Fiction


NĂ³ri Goreczky

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

What an absolutely enchanting read this was I didn t expect to feel so many emotions from a book that I thought would be a lighthearted, gossipy account of the women who worked on Queen Princess Elizabeth s wedding dress In fact, that s just the bare basics of it The Gown is essentially the story of... (Sign in to see more)


Denise

The Gown By Jennifer Robson

A thoroughly enjoyable read and one in which will keep you interested as well as intrigued Art can be brought to us in many forms whether it be through paintings, pottery, music and yes.embroidery, which is the basis of this narrative The Gown, a story of Queen Elizabeth s wedding gown and Royal Wed... (Sign in to see more)


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